• 30th CES Firefighters Don the JFIRE, Conduct Live Fire Training

    The J-FIRE, or joint firefighter integrated response ensemble, is a unique set of equipment that firefighters wear when responding to chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) emergencies. These firefighters have to be qualified and trained to use this gear, and at Vandenberg Space Force Base, they don the J-FIRE annually. Tech. Sgt. Marvin Lilly, the NCOIC of Logistics here at Vandenberg Fire and Emergency Services, is the lead for this iteration of the training.
  • NROL-85: Mission First, Safety Always!

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying National Reconnaissance Office mission (NROL-85) launches from Space Launch Complex-4 East April 17,2022, at 6:13 a.m. PST, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. Launch Safety Team ensures the safety of all launches on base. (U.S. Space Force video by Airman 1st Class Rocio Romo)
  • Vice President Kamala Harris visits Vandenberg, makes historic announcement furthering national security norms in space

    During her first-ever visit to Vandenberg Space Force Base April 18, 2022, Vice President Kamala Harris announced the United States commits not to conduct destructive, direct-ascent anti-satellite (ASAT) missile testing in an effort to encourage more responsible behavior in space. She made the announcement during an all-call in front of more than 200 members of the Space Force and Air Force.
  • French Delegation visits CSpOC during CFSCC immersion

    U.S. Space Force Col. Phillip Verroco, deputy director of the Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC), explains the layout of the CSpOC operations floor to members of a delegation of French officers Apr. 15, 2022, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. The delegation spent a week with USSPACECOM, CFSCC, the Combined Space Operations Center, and
  • NROL-85 launches from Vandenberg

    Team Vandenberg launched the National Reconnaissance Office mission (NROL-85) from Space Launch Complex-4 East here Sunday, April 17, at 6:13 a.m. Pacific Time. Col. Rob Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander, was the launch decision authority.
  • 18 SPCS re-designates to 18th Space Defense Squadron

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Mark Macias, member of the Vandenberg Space Force Base Honor Guard team and assigned to the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, covers the 18th Space Defense Squadron’s previous unit flag behind the unit’s new flag during a re-designation ceremony at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., April 13, 2022. The 18 SDS, previously
  • 18 SPCS, GSSAC strengthen interoperability through ‘Operator Exchange’ event

    The 18th Space Control Squadron collaborated with members from the German Space Situational Awareness Centre (GSSAC) during an ‘Operator Exchange’ event here April 4-8, 2022. This first-ever, week-long event brought together five GSSAC space operators with numerous 18 SPCS representatives to examine and improve procedures between the two groups who share the same mission set.
  • Australian Defence Space Command delegation visits CFSCC, CSpOC

    Combined Force Space Component Command commander Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt (fourth from right) stands with Australian Defence Force air and space attaché Air Commodore John Haly (fifth from right), along with other members of Australia’s Defence Space Command and leaders from CFSCC and the Combined Space Operations Center, in front of the CFSCC headquarters building on Apr. 11, 2022, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. Haly spent part of the day with CFSCC leadership and toured the CSpOC to become more familiar with the organizations’ space command and control mission. Haly’s visit offered a valuable opportunity to grow the U.S-Australia partnership in the space domain. Australia’s Defence Space Command officially launched on Mar. 22, 2022.
  • CFSCC conducts advanced SATCOM training event with allies, partners

    The Combined Force Space Component Command hosted its first “Rapid Tiger” advanced training event from Mar. 28-31, 2022. Rapid Tiger 22-1 focused on commercial Satellite Communication (SATCOM), where a small team of five from the CFSCC Operations Directorate worked with several different operations centers to complete four vignettes that tested CFSCC’s capabilities to support and maintain satellite communications to the warfighter across the globe despite disruptions to the system.
  • DOCA Briefings 2022

    Members of Vandenberg from CFSCC, 576 FLTS and Delta 1 gave their mission briefs to Defense Orientation Conference Association members from all across the nation March 29, 2022. DOCA is a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to continuing education in defense and national security affairs. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kadielle Shaw)